It is until the 49ers win the Super Bowl next year based on random variance and everyone gushes about how you need a great pass rush and the QB is not at all relevant. Narratives about the winners and casual fans with no understanding of basic statistics will always be relevant. Fans everywhere will say you no longer need a good QB to win a title, it's all about the pass rush, stupid.
More guessing and scenarios that will never happen. Why do you think Harabarauh put on the full court press to get manning? Cause he will never win the big one with alex smith. Making the conference championship game means nothing. We did that with mark sanchez. twice. Winning those last 2 games is where the difference is made. In todays nfl, you need an elite qb to win those last 2 games.
But keep making up scenarios that will never happen if it makes you feel better.